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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I Got Money
  5.   Sunrise Blues
  6.   I'm a Bluesman
  7.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  8.   Let Me Love You
  9.   Carla
  10.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  11.   What Is That You Got
  12.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  13.   Bad Boy
  14.   Full Load Boogie
  15.   Give Me Back My Wig
  16.   Spider in My Stew
  17.   House Cat Blues
  18.   Crosseyed Cat
  19.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  20.   Evil Woman Blues
  21.   The Man You Need
  22.   Hole in the Wall
  23.   How Much More Long
  24.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'
  25.   Before You Accuse Me
  26.   Mustang Sally
  27.   Gravel Road
  28.   Down in Virginia
  29.   Scufflin'
  30.   Mind Your Own Business
  31.   Please Don't Dog Me
  32.   How Many More Years
  33.   Get Your Business Straight
  34.   Country Joyride
  35.   Older Woman
  36.   Gambling Blues
  37.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  38.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  39.   Matchbox Blues
  40.   Hard Luck Blues
  41.   What's Wrong
  42.   Goin' to Mississippi
  43.   Magic Boogie
  44.   Black Tornado
  45.   Freddie's Blues
  46.   Think
  47.   You Got to Pay
  48.   Snakebite
  49.   Slim's Hideaway
  50.   Shake It
  51.   Room 109
  52.   Prisoner of Love
  53.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  54.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  55.   Lump on Your Stump
  56.   Lookin' for a Lover
  57.   Lonesome Trouble
  58.   Lonely for Your Love
  59.   Key to Your Door
  60.   Just Before You Go
  61.   I'm Not the Same Person
  62.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  63.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  64.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  65.   I Started Loving You Again
  66.   I Need Lovin'
  67.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  68.   Hard to Handle
  69.   Further On Up The Road
  70.   Early Every Morning
  71.   Country Boy
  72.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  73.   Chickenheads
  74.   Can't Get No Grindin'

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